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  • Yellow cabs now outnumbered by Uber cars on NYC streets

    March 19, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW YORK CITY, NY - New York City's storied yellow cabs are taking a back seat to black cars. Uber cars, often black sedans that can be summoned with smartphone apps, now outnumber the yellow taxis that city riders have hailed with a whistle and a wave for generations. It... more »
  • A cab ride to a heist

    January 20, 2015 7:50 PM

    WILMINGTON-DELAWARE- A woman called a cab for a trip to a convenience store and loaded up her toddler to go with her at 3:30 in the morning. Turns out, the cab ride was to rob the store, according to police. State troopers say Amanda Paoletti told the cabbie to... more »
  • Cab driver shot, killed during robbery in Gretna

    April 30, 2014 5:43 AM

    GRETNA, La. - Gretna police say three suspects wanted in the death of a 55-year-old cab driver are in custody. Deputy Police Chief Anthony H. Christiana Jr. identified the victim as Blake J. Helmer, a long-time driver for Glenn's Cab Co. He says Helmer was shot several times during a... more »
  • I-10W back open after big rig fire

    January 16, 2013 2:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Authorities re-opened I-10 West after a truck cab fire this morning shut down the westbound lanes over the Atchafalaya Basin. DOTD said all lanes were back open at the Lobdell exit, where traffic had been detoured off the interstate, as well as further down the interstate... more »
  • Truck fire shuts down I-10W on Basin Bridge

    January 16, 2013 10:49 AM

    UPDATE: I-10 West is closed at LA-415 while crews remove HENDERSON - Authorities closed I-10 West at La-415 while crews remove a tractor trailer that caught fire on the Atchafalaya Basin. The fires sparked inside the 18-wheeler's cab. The fire shut down one lane of the interstate... more »
  • Police: Pa. inmate tried to hail cab from hospital

    July 3, 2012 12:33 PM

    BEAVER, Pa. - Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi to escape from a hospital where he was taken for medical treatment. The Beaver County Times reports Tuesday that 23-year-old Holden Wooley was taken to Heritage Valley Beaver... more »
  • Man accused of robbing 72-year-old cab driver

    August 2, 2011 3:07 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in suspicion of robbing a 72-year-old female cab driver at knife-point. Deputies said Devin Daigle, 22, called for a ride home from St. John to Labadieville around 6 a.m. Monday. The driver told investigators she took Daigle to his apartment, after... more »
  • Heat related death in Holden

    July 30, 2010 9:38 AM

    Livingston Parish deputies found Clyde James Pitre who may have been dead in the cab of his truck for several days in Holden. Detectives determined that the home located near the truck did not have a working air conditioner, the truck was out of gas, and battery was dead. They... more »
  • Cabbie accused of extorting 10 percent tip

    June 16, 2010 7:27 AM

    A Kenner cab driver is accused of locking a Texas tourist in his cab and demanding a 10 percent tip on a $33 airport fare. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says Sohail Kahn was booked with extortion and false imprisonment, and the New Orleans Taxicab Regulation Bureau also seized his... more »

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